Law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys supports Canadian acquisition of Cheltenham software firm

Tim Ward, who heads the corporate team at HCR
Tim Ward, who heads the corporate team at HCR

Cheltenham-based corporate law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys has supported Software developer CHL in their acquisition by by Pluribus Technologies Inc from Toronto.

The Cheltenham software firm developed DocMoto, an app-based document and email management system for Mac and Windows, which will give Pluribus the chance to expand in the UK market as well as selling DocMoto more widely in North America.

Neil Cameron, CEO of CHL Software, said: “Since launching our product in 2011 we have built a loyal customer base. We can now build on that by leveraging the greater market reach and technology base within Pluribus.

“Our goal is simple: to develop and hone our technology and services and substantially expand our revenues and customer base.

“Tim Ward and his team were a source of enormous support during a difficult and complex negotiation process.

“Tim and his team remained in complete control of every aspect of the deal, his advice was frequent, regular and re-assuring, including liaison with Canadian lawyers who also needed to be involved.”

DocMoto represents a clear break with the old-style solutions introduced almost 20 years ago on the first wave of the web revolution.

It is a multi-user application which is simple to use and delivers powerful business benefits including email management, content tagging, searching, sharing, and full revision control.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys has more than 800 staff and partners based at offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Hereford, London, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Thames Valley, Worcester and the Wye Valley, providing a complete spectrum of legal services to both business and private clients regionally and nationwide.

The firm has a number of highly successful teams specialising in individual sectors, including health and social care, education, technology, agricultural and rural affairs, finance and financial services, defence, security and the forces, and construction.